Diwali celebrations turned sour for Nagpurians, after a 20-year-old boy brutally thrashed a 43-year-old businessman Brajesh Khemka in full public view at CP Clubs Diwali party last night. Besides punching and kicking Khemka in his face, the boy, who has been identified as Jasspreet Singh Tuli, smashed four liquor bottles on Khemkas head. While Tuli fled the spot immediately after the incident took place, Kemka, who bled profusely, was rushed to Sengupta Hospital for medical aid.
Though Khemka got 30 stiches on his head and face, he is now out of danger. Police personnel at Sadar Police Station told Nation Next that an offence has been registered against Jasspreet Singh Tuli and his accomplice, under sections 323, 324 and 506. Our source in the police station told us that they could press more charges against the accused, if something else is found during the investigation. For now, we have booked them for causing grievance hurt and criminal intimidation, but some more serious charges can be pressed against them, said our source.
An eyewitness told Nation Next that such was the intensity of the attack on Khemka that some onlookers felt so traumatised, that they started crying. He said, This guy was beating up Mr Khemka so badly that even the bouncers got scared. The guards and bouncers didn’t even try to intervene.
Brajesh Khemkas wife Meghna told us that they had settled down at the food court in the club, when her husband Brajesh and his friend Sumit Thakkar went to the washroom.
She said, After a few minutes, my daughter came running to me, saying that some people are beating up Papa badly. I rushed towards the spot and saw this boy fleeing. He was shouting and bashing up whosoever was coming his way. I followed him, but he ran away with his friends help. I later got to know that two groups of boys were fighting in the club’s washroom, and when my husband and his friend intervened, one boy (Jasspreet) started punching them. Maybe, they were dead drunk! We are so horrified because of this incident. My husband is out of danger, but we are still waiting for his CT scan reports.
Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur.
The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency.
“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.
The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”
Interesting facts you didn’t know about Union Budget | Must Read
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fifth straight Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.
Here are some lesser known facts about Union Budget…
The British government presented India’s first ever Union Budget on April 7, 1860.
The first budget of independent India was presented by country’s first Finance Minister RK Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947.
Even though traditionally, the finance ministers present the budget, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are the only Prime Ministers to have presented the Union Budget instead of Finance Ministers.
Until 1955, the Union Budget was presented in English. However, the Congress government then decided to print the Budget papers in both Hindi and English.
In 2019, Sitharaman became the second woman to table the budget after Indira Gandhi who presented the budget for the year 1970-71.
Earlier, the government tabled the rail budget separately for 92 years but since 2017, the rail budget was merged with the Union Budget.
Until 1999, the government tabled the Union Budget at 5 pm on the last working day of February as per British era practice but
former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha changed the timing to 11 am. Years after, late Finance Minister Arun Jaitely changed the budget presentation to February 1.
There’s a customary event called the ‘halwa ceremony’ that is held every year ahead of the Union Budget. It is considered as a gesture of appreciation for all people who have worked on the Union Budget.
To ensure the secrecy of the budget document, a lock-in process is followed – in which all the officials involved
in preparing the Budget come out of Parliament’s North Block only after the Finance Minister has presented the budget.
In 2021, Sitharaman became the first to table paperless Union Budget.
Former Prime Minister Moraraji Desai holds the record of presenting 10 budgets as finance minister, which is the maximum so far.
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